Unstacked allows us to see what others’ are searching for among the 6 million items in the State Library of NSW’s collection.
Unstacked/the State Library of NSW
A new website allows you to see what other people search for in the State Library of NSW's vast collection of artefacts -- and discover things you'd never think to look up in the first place.
Still from the French documentary Tomorrow.
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A recent French-Australian roundtable on sustainability identified a range of ways our societies can be greener, from smart solar panels to urban road congestion tolls.
Consumers continue to view private health insurance as poor value for money.
The 30% subsidy for private health insurance was predicted to be a bad and costly policy many years ago. And 20 years later, the only thing that's changed is the $6 billion-plus hole in the budget.
If Australia adopted a similar approach to the Hong Kong to eliminate debt loading abuse, United States oil and gas giant Chevron would have been denied A$6.275 billion in interest deductions.
New modelling shows governments need to ensure that corporations benefiting from the use of Australia's resources, are contributing the same as they do in other jurisdictions.
Part of a black cotton cushion cover depicting the Australian coat of arms embroidered by Lance Corporal Alfred Briggs (Albert Biggs), 20 Battalion, AIF.
Courtesy of Australian War Memorial
Embroidery - often seen as women's work - was a common form of therapy for troops wounded in the first world war. One soldier, Albert Biggs, learned to sew with his left hand after his right arm was badly injured.
International student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours a week.
By abolishing the 457 visa program the government has targeted a fraction of the problem, leaving the bulk of the temporary migrant labour force unchanged.
Sam Johnson won the Gold Logie and Best Actor for his portrayal of Molly Meldrum.
AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy
Sam Johnson took home the Gold Logie for his portrayal as Molly Meldrum, in a ceremony that came with all the usual criticism.
Adam Briggs and Trials from A.B. Original, winners of this year’s AMP Australian Music Prize, use swearing to make a political point in their music.
The pervasiveness of profanity in popular culture underscores the absurdity of punishing people for using words broadcast on our screens and heard in our music.
The iconic Rage intro.
Screenshot from Youtube
ABC TV's Rage has so far weathered the storm of digital disruption to remain an important, and nostalgic, part of Australia's music industry.
A man stretches his leg on the bank of the Han River as a ship passes by amid thick haze. Tens of thousands of premature deaths in east Asia every year are caused by shipping pollution.
The merchant navy – some 20,000 ships – carries the vast majority of trade goods around the world. Unfortunately, they also spew toxic pollutants that harm people and the environment.
Shadow or parallel banking refers to the non-bank financial intermediaries that supply services similar to commercial banks.
Shadow banking provides investors with the means to isolate risks, transfer profits, avoid regulation and increase the range of money-like financial products available for investment.
Creating a bitcoin ETF won’t suddenly make it safe.
Money is pouring into exchange traded funds, but making a bitcoin one isn't necessarily a good idea.
The royal commission has heard evidence from more than 60 witnesses, including those in youth detention in the Northern Territory.
AAP/Lucy Hughes Jones
The NT youth justice royal commission’s interim report did not deliver any findings or make any recommendations. Nor did it reflect young people’s personal stories.
Detail of Cherine Fahd’s photography project, You Look Like a… (2016-2017).
© Cherine Fahd
All around us in Western media, young Arabic-looking men with beards equal terrorists. But maybe they're just hipsters.
Bowen’s market gardens supply some 13% of Australia’s perishable vegetables.
Sydney, Melbourne and many other areas can expect to pay more for veg from next month, after widespread crop losses in Bowen, a major source of winter vegetables such as tomatoes, beans and capsicum.
Statistics and probability can sometimes yield mind bending results.
Sometimes statistics and probability can produce unexpected or counter-intuitive results. If we're hoping to use numbers to make good decisions, we should be wary of the traps.
Workers who feel they aren’t represented may look for another outlet to express their views. Protests in France demonstrate how violent these outlets can become.
A decline in union membership has left a void to be filled by a more chaotic movement - alt-unionism.
The actual corporate tax rate in Australia is considerably lower than 30% due to the high utilisation of imputation credits by shareholders.
The company tax cut may signal to the world that Australia wants to be competitive on corporate tax, but it won't make much of a difference to our largest businesses and multinationals.
Hair testing for illicit drugs has the advantage of being able to detect substance use for weeks prior.
Impact investing emerged in 2007 out of global discussions on how to mobilise more capital to tackle societal problems.
Impact investments are designed to achieve a measurable social or environmental – as well as financial – return.